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May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$30.00
Melissa Aldana brings her quintet to the Side Door Jazz Club at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $30.00.
Melissa Aldana – saxophone
Hatsune Hirakura – piano
Timothy Johnson – guitar
Charlie Lincoln – acoustic bass
Christian Napolean – drums
Still in her 20’s, Chilean saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana has had a remarkably rapid evolution from 6-year-old sax prodigy to, “bold new talent,” (NPR) widely considered one of the most compelling tenor saxophonists on the scene. As a child, Aldana studied with her renowned saxophonist father Marcos Aldana. In 2007 she moved to Boston to enroll at Berklee, coming under the mentorship of George Garzone. In 2013 she became the first female instrumentalist and the first South American ever to win the Thelonious Monk Competition. She is also a recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center and a double recipient of the Altazor Award, Chile’s prestigious national arts prize. Melissa has released four recordings as a leader, most recently, “Back Home.”